Why Christmas holidays are so special? It’s due to the pleasure to give and receive presents from our beloved ones, the chance to join new activities or just relax yourselves waiting for the New Year?
There is a way to enjoy a perfect Christmas time: a stay in a luxury hotel and follow the events which take place during this period. We picked 3 destinations throughout Italy to help you to plan your next trip and celebrate holidays!
Shopping and relax in Trentino
If you like to feel the Christmas mood in a place full of traditions and snowfalls, Trento is a must: here the Christmas market lasts until 30th December in Piazza Fiera, where to find craftsmen which sell original handcrafted items, decorations for Christmas tree, toys, fabrics and many more. About the gastronomical specialties we recommend to taste strudel, “treccia mochèna”, “polenta brustolada” and, of course, vin brulè and parampampoli, ideal to warm up yourselves during the cold days of December.
Combine your stay with a relaxing session in an amazing venue like Grand Hotel Terme di Comano, surrounded by a centuries-old park, a resort that offers a 4-days package dedicated to the lovers of beauty. The promotion includes a wellness treatment with massage, peeling, biosauna, Turkish bath and the entire essential to stay fit.
The Grand Hotel has different menus for each moment of the day, from breakfast to dinner, including the afternoon tea. In Trentino you’ll discover that Christmas lasts longer, thanks to the uniqueness of a charming landscape.
The exclusive gifts of Umbria
Which are the most original destinations for a stay in the green heart of Italy? We recommend two places for tourists that like surprises: Orvieto is an enchanting town and during winter has in store unusual venues in addition to the main sights as Duomo.
Let’s go to Pozzo della Cava, dug in tuff stone, is 36 meters deep and is open to the public. You can join an underground tour to know more about Orvieto history. During Christmas holidays, from 28th December to 1st January is scheduled the festival Umbria Jazz Winter at the Teatro Mancinelli and others venues in the historical center.
You can see the live performances of the best jazz musicians and celebrate the New Year’s Eve dinner at the restaurant Al San Francesco. The other destination has a curious record: Gubbio, in fact, has the biggest Christmas Tree in the world: more than 250 green points of light on the slopes of Mount Ingino, the 650 meters high tree is visible from the center of the town.
The Christmas Tree will be switched on until 6th January and for a comfortable stay we suggest San Pietro Sopra le Acque, in province of Perugia, an ancient cloister completely restored. The promotional package include the access to wellness area with heated swimming pool, individual welcome kit for each guest, New Year’s Eve dinner to greet 2014 in a romantic dwelling dated back to XVII century.
Naples, flavor of feast
If you don’t know Naples, here you’ll be amazed by a triumph of colors and flavors, but the town is also renowned for luxury shopping, so we suggest a walk on the streets where are located the best boutiques. At Via dei Mille, where Burberry opened a store provided with Retail Theatre, a video-wall which broadcasts videos from London headquarter; at Via Calabritto and Via Filangieri, where you’ll find the famous brands Gucci and Prada, a very nice shopping experience because the climate of Naples is tempting for who likes to visit a place by walk.
The connection between the most prestigious boutiques and Christmas holidays is Romeo Hotel because now is available a package including discounts at selected stores, and a welcome aperitif and dinner at Beluga Skybar, where the chef Salvatore Bianco will reveal his creative gastronomical delicacies which reinvent the Neapolitan tradition.
From North to South Italy there are many chances for refined travelers; do you already feel the Christmas mood in the air?